Double Bobcats Pathway

General Information

Motion Number: 2223.APC.001.P
Source Committee: Academic Policy Committee
Motion Status: Awaiting Action by University President
Motion Type: Policy Recommendation
Motion Text: 

Motion to endorse policy recommendation regarding the Double Bobcats Pathway. 

Proposed policy language: “Students admitted to an approved Double Bobcat pathway may take up to 12 semester hours of pre-approved graduate credit as an undergraduate student and apply the credit to both the undergraduate and graduate degree requirements.”

The origin of this policy began with the Graduate School and has been reviewed thus far by multiple graduate coordinators, the Graduate Council, and APC. We hope this new policy (attached) will provide a structured pathway, as the current policy does not have universal structure. Furthermore, the new policy would allow an increase of credits for completion within the pathway from a maximum of 6 credits to a maximum of 12 credits which can help students from a financial perspective as they work toward a graduate degree given the Hope Zell scholarship can pay for these courses during undergraduate coursework. Since the graduate credits would be nontransferable to other institutions, the adoption of this pathway into policy will help with retention of our Georgia College undergraduate students into our graduate programs. It will also help us remain competitive with other universities in Georgia as many already offer similar programs (UGA, for example). Adopting policy for this pathway will make the process more visible across campus and assist with transparency to advisors, students, parents, and faculty.

Executive Committee Actions
ECUS action: 
Submit to University Senate
University Senate Actions
US action: 
Recommend to University President to Approve
Presiding Officer Electronic Signature: 
Jennifer Flory
Approval Date: 
09/16/2022
Presidential Actions
UP action: 
Approved
Effective Date: 
09/28/2022
Implementor Actions
Implementation Status: 
Implementation Complete
Action log: 
Motion Submitted to ECUS on September 8, 2022 - 1:25pm
Awaiting Action by Executive Committee on September 8, 2022 - 1:25pm
Submit to University Senate by the Executive Committee on September 8, 2022 - 9:59pm
Awaiting Action by University Senate on September 14, 2022 - 10:14am
Recommend to University President to Approve by the University Senate on September 28, 2022 - 8:47am
Awaiting Action by University President on September 28, 2022 - 8:47am
Approved by the University President on September 28, 2022 - 4:03pm